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California Poison Control offers tips about spider bites

 

Last updated 7/13/2018 at 10:16am

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Black widow spiders are usually not aggressive.

SAN FRANCISCO – California Poison Control System suggests being on the lookout for spiders which are increasingly active when the temperature rises. Spider bites can result in small puncture wounds, pain, redness, itching and swelling that can last a couple of days. Most bites are usually not serious. California Poison Control system received just over 2,400 calls related to insect and spider bites in 2017.

"Only a few spider species have fangs which can penetrate human skin and be worrisome to people. But by following some precautions, people can minimize the chance of being bitten," Dr...



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